On April 10, 2021, ThatChannel’s Hugh Reilly and Ivy Reiss interviewed Shawn Buckley (35 minute watch) regarding the history of Health Canada’s drug approval process, the persecution of natural health products and traditional medicines, and upcoming changes to the Self-Care Framework. However, in late April of this year, while attempting to share this interview, it came to NHPPA’s attention that Hugh Reilly’s YouTube channel had been removed from the platform.
Hugh Reilly is the founder of the alternative media studio ThatChannel, and has been a supporter of NHPPA, interviewing Shawn Buckley nearly every year since 2008 to help amplify our work. We were troubled that the rampant censorship exercised by social media giants was affecting Hugh, but not entirely surprised. Censoring alternative opinions in mainstream media has become all too common.